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Message 932895 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:30:21 UTC
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I made a POLL on the Lunatics opt. crew site..

[http://lunatics.kwsn.net/12-gpu-crunching/setihome-on-ati-gpu-you-have-or-you-will-buy-an-ati-gpu.0.html]


I guess you need an account on the Lunatics site for your vote. Is here someone without account there? ;-)
If yes and you don't want to register there, you could also vote here.. :-)



You will calculate SETI@home on an ATI GPU ? [..if it will be possible].


  • I. YES - I have an ATI GPU
  • II. YES - I don't have, but I will buy then an ATI GPU
  • III. NO - I don't have an ATI GPU
  • IV. NO - I don't have and will not buy an ATI GPU
  • V. Maybe - I don't have, but will think about to buy an ATI GPU
  • VI. YES - I have current only nVIDIA GPUs, but if the performance is higher I will buy ATI GPUs
  • VII. Maybe - I have current only nVIDIA GPUs, but if the performance is higher I will think about to buy ATI GPUs
  • VIII. NO - I don't have an ATI GPU, I will calculate only on my nVIDIA GPU
  • IX. Maybe - I have an ATI GPU but I don't know if I'll allow any project to use it for crunching (maybe with explanation why not)



Post a message with number. :-)



[EDIT: UPDATE, please post ONLY here, I closed the poll on the Lunatics site.]



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Message 932897 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:35:03 UTC

I tried to vote for VII but got an error...

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Message 932898 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:38:23 UTC

I tried creating an account on Lunatics, but apparently with Simon gone, new accounts are not being activated.


Not all options seem to be available in your poll. What I would vote is: IX. Unsure - I have an ATi GPU but I don't know if I'll allow any project to use it for crunching.


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Message 932899 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:38:26 UTC
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@ dnolan

Thanks.

..strange.



Hmm.. now I get the idea.. ;-) ..some funny people could vote two times?
One time there anonymous and here public..


So maybe better only here for to be sure, that nobody make 'funny' things?


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Message 932902 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:42:53 UTC


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O.K., extended the poll with number IX. ;-)

But - why you are unsure to allow crunching on your ATI GPU?


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Message 932903 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:45:00 UTC

My vote:

IX



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Message 932905 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:50:14 UTC - in response to Message 932895.

If I could figure out how to vote I'd vote.


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Message 932906 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:55:57 UTC


I closed the vote on the Lunatics site.. I'm sorry!
..for to be sure that nobody vote two times.. anonymous and here public.


So please vote only here. :-)


Message and number.


And maybe if you voted for IX., please write why you are unsure to crunch on your ATI GPU.


My 4 OCed GTX260-216 crunch happily 24/7 and if I buy ATI GPUs, then they will also crunch 24/7.. ;-)


So you all could guess for what I voted at Lunatics..
Right.. ;-) ..I vote/ed for number VI. ..


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Message 932907 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:58:05 UTC
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[Extension for my upper post.]


O.K., if the ATI GPUs have only ~ 10 % speed up.. then no..
But if the performance is + ~ 50 % for the same power consumption, yes.

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Message 932908 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 22:58:06 UTC - in response to Message 932902.

But - why you are unsure to allow crunching on your ATI GPU?


Simply haven't made up my mind if I like the idea or not.

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Message 932909 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 23:06:08 UTC

IV -- and the same answer if it was Nvidia instead of ATI.

I won't spend money on specific crunching hardware. If it works and doesn't interfere with the other things I do with my machines, fine.


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Message 932917 - Posted: 12 Sep 2009, 23:44:55 UTC

I - already have 5 ATI cards running MW.



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Message 932927 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 0:41:45 UTC - in response to Message 932917.
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I vote "V".

Edit: Well, actually, probably "VI".

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Message 932936 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 1:13:40 UTC

IX, as I use the videocard for what it is intended for: gaming.
So make that X, definitely NO even though I have a suitable ATI card.


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Message 932963 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 3:29:27 UTC - in response to Message 932898.

I tried creating an account on Lunatics, but apparently with Simon gone, new accounts are not being activated.


Not all options seem to be available in your poll. What I would vote is: IX. Unsure - I have an ATi GPU but I don't know if I'll allow any project to use it for crunching.


@ OzzFan

Try to register again. Some ISPs block the verification email as "spam".
I'm an Admin @ Lunatics and can manually activate your membership if you have trouble again.

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Message 932981 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 4:56:51 UTC

I
that is my vote.

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Message 932989 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 6:17:59 UTC
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Hi Sutaru, [Posted at Lunatics first, should have read instructions properly ::S]

Myself I don't have an ATi GPU ...So my vote has to be "III. NO - I don't have an ATI GPU"... well actually I do have some ancient AGP cards in a box somewhere that are not up to modern standards, so wouldn't work. I do know there are at least a couple of us that do have more modern cards of that brand. My GPU acquisitions have come from either kind friends, or the scrapheap, due to financial limitations. I find it very difficult to justify, for my own situation, to buy a large card that will use lots of power, and need me to upgrade power supply etc.

IMO a multibeam port to Ati GPU would be difficult, not impossible. Maybe OpenCL will help the convergence of builds, reducing the duplication of effort among brands. Experience with that language though, takes as much time to learn as any other language though.

There are technical challenges in working with GPU code & hardware we're all still coming to grips with. Perhaps over time the picture will change, though I doubt it would be quickly. That's partly because of some specific technical challenges with the multibeam algorithms, mapping to new hardware. Time limitations, AFAIK, play some part for all of us, as well as hardware costs & development support tool/library/language capabilities & quality have been described as limited by some who've tried. That slows things down.


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Message 932992 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 6:38:13 UTC

VII

If I would buy a new card, I would be looking for the best computation power/power consumption-ratio, no matter if it's NVIDIA or ATI. AFAIK, at the moment, ATI has the better ratio, but that can change quickly.


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Message 932999 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 7:08:50 UTC

VIII



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Message 933004 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 7:44:34 UTC

I

I currently crunch MW on a 4830 and Collatz on a 4350.



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